Ypsilanti District Library

Laura Bien

The Ypsilanti District Library has launched a new African-American Oral History Archive.  The audio is being taken from old cassette tapes.
 


Marshall Crenshaw, Jeremy Baldwin
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The Ypsilanti Song Fest returned with another eclectic line-up of singer/songwriters.  This year's headliner was veteran folk artist Marshall Crenshaw.  

Ahead of his Song Fest set  Bona Sera Cafe, Crenshaw stopped by the WEMU studios for a live interview and performance.

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The Ypsilanti District Library wants to know what sort of technology services patrons expect from the library, but if you want to offer your thoughts on the subject, you've only got today to do it.

The library system is wrapping up an online survey, which Communication and Development Director Gillian Ream Gainsley says it's part of the library's strategic planning process.

Library Lunch Program Combats Summer Hunger

Jun 30, 2014
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The Ypsilanti District Library is doing its part to make sure that kids who qualify for free lunch during the school year don't go hungry over the summer.

A free summer lunch program started last Monday, and Librarian Shannon Bovis says more and more kids participated as the week went on.

"We have a capacity of 40," Bovis says. "We haven't given out 40 meals in one day yet, but hopefully we will soon."

About 30 kids piled into a reading room at the Whittaker Road branch this past Friday to enjoy a healthy lunch and a story read to them by Bovis. 

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